Frequently Asked Residential Living Questions
Q: What is a continuing care retirement community?
A: A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers you the best of all worlds. As a Residential Living resident you’ll enjoy a lifestyle that lets you focus on your interests, hobbies, fitness goals or whatever makes you happy. If your medical needs change over time, progressive levels of care are available right on campus to meet those needs including assisted living in the Diven House, skilled nursing in the Health Care Center, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services and memory care. You can transition through this continuum of care without leaving the support of the Village community.
Q: How old must I be to move to Carroll Lutheran Village?
A: A resident must be 60 years or older to live at Carroll Lutheran Village. In the case of a couple, the oldest member of the couple must be at least 60 years or older.
Q: Can I afford to live at Carroll Lutheran Village?
A: Carroll Lutheran Village is one of the most affordable continuing care retirement communities in the Baltimore metro area. Entrance fees begin at $53,560 and monthly fees begin at $1,000. Both fees are based on the square footage of the home selected. As a prospective resident, you will be asked to provide detailed financial information to ensure that your assets are sufficient to support your monthly expenses once you move to Carroll Lutheran Village. Regardless of the size home you select, all residents have equal access to the same campus amenities and services.
Q: Is my entrance fee refundable?*
A: Possibly. Carroll Lutheran Village has two entrance fee plans. One option amortizes the full entrance fee over eight years. Under this plan, there is a partial refund only during the first eight years of residency. For those who would like a greater refund at some point in the future, there is a 90% refundable option. Please contact the marketing department to obtain the details of each entrance fee plan and then consult with trusted advisors before selecting the option that is best for you.
*Carefully read the continuing care agreement for the conditions that must be satisfied before the provider is required to pay the entrance fee refund.
Q: What is included in the monthly fee?
A: Monthly fees are based on the square footage of the home you reside in and the number of people in the residence. Each plan includes a flexible meal plan, routine interior maintenance, building and grounds care, trash and snow removal, some or all utilities based on floor plan, 24-hour emergency call system, transportation services on campus and within a 7.5 mile radius, membership to the Wellness Center including the fitness room and saltwater pool, WiFi in common areas of campus, concierge service and 24-hour security.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: Carroll Lutheran Village is pet friendly! Residents of apartment homes, duplexes and single family homes are permitted to have two pets with approval and in accordance with our pet policy.
Q: What is the Ministry of Caring Fund?
A: Part of the not-for-profit mission of Carroll Lutheran Village is to help support residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own. Residents may apply in confidence to the Ministry of Caring Fund to receive support for their living expenses. The Fund is supported by the Ministry of Caring Endowment, which grows each year through the support of fundraising efforts including the annual golf tournament and fall appeal, grants and gifts.
Q: What does it mean to have “priority access” to assisted living and skilled nursing care on campus?
A: If you ever need assisted living or skilled nursing care, even for a short period of time such as after a hospitalization or for rehabilitation, you will always be given priority over non-residents when openings are available in the Health Care Center and Diven House for assisted living.
Q: Do I have to be Lutheran to live at Carroll Lutheran Village?
A: Carroll Lutheran Village is an equal opportunity housing community open to everyone regardless of religion, race, nationality, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Carroll Lutheran Village provides a rich spiritual environment for residents of all faiths including an ecumenical Sunday service. Local churches of other denominations also hold services or religious study meetings on campus. One full-time chaplain and one part-time associate chaplain tend to the diverse spiritual needs of all residents.
Q: What medical services are available on campus?
A: Carroll Lutheran Village maintains a medical suite for private appointments. Specialists are scheduled to visit campus regularly. For those who need a higher level of care, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services are available.
Q: Who owns and manages Carroll Lutheran Village?
A: Carroll Lutheran Village is 501(c)3 not-for-profit owned by a corporation consisting of 26 Lutheran churches in the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The Village is governed by a 17-member Board of Trustees that includes clergy from corporation churches, members of the greater community, and residents of Carroll Lutheran Village. Day-to-day management is handled by an executive management team. A Residents Association exists to represent the interests of residents and to provide opportunities for residents to become involved in various aspects of Village life. The president of the Residents Association is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.